Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Sep 23, 2014

15 Films That Failed To Hit The 2014 Fall Festival Circuit

By Oliver Lyttelton |

We're already halfway through the fall festival season (with NYFF kicking off this week, and London, Tokyo and the AFI among those still to come), but three of the biggest in terms of notable premieres are all out of the way already, with Venice TIFF and Telluride, having come and gone. From those, we've seen big movies like "Birdman," "The Imitation Game," "Wild," "The Theory Of Everything," "Nightcrawler" and more, with "Gone Girl," "Rosewater," "Inherent Vice" and "Fury" among those premiering shortly. But what of those films that didn't make any of the festivals?

Back in the summer, we posted our wish-list of 50 movies that we hoped would be unveiled sometime this fall, and while most have screened, or will soon enough, there are quite a few candidates that seemed likely at the time that haven't yet surfaced, and almost certainly won't until 2015, possibly even until TIFF or Venice next year. So what are they, and what happened to them? Is it a sign of trouble, or are the filmmakers and producers taking their time to give their work the best bow possible? Take a look below, and let us know if there's anything else you expected to see on the festival circuit that failed to show up.  


What Is It? After seven long years away, Todd Haynes returns to the big screen (having made HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce" a few years back) for this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price Of Salt," about the sapphic relationship between a lonely department store employee (Rooney Mara) and the title character, an older divorcee (Cate Blanchett). Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy and Sleater-Kinney/"Portlandia" mastermind Carrie Brownstein are in the supporting cast, and from what we hear, this is closer to "Far From Heaven" than some of Haynes' other work. The Weinstein Company picked up the film before cameras rolled.

What Happened? With the film wrapping late this spring, it was always touch-and-go whether this would be ready in time for the fall. Some filmmakers are able to turn things around speedily ("Selma," for instance, didn't start shooting until May or June, but arrives this holiday season), and while we hear this is near the finish line, it seems the folks involved are waiting for the right place to present it.

When Will We See It? Cannes seems like the likeliest bet. That said, Haynes has favored Venice in recent years, with "I'm Not There" and "Mildred Pierce" both screening there, so it's possible it won't surface until then(depending on what the Weinsteins think of its awards chances).

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Sep 17, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kyle Chandler!!!

Today, all of us at Kyle Chandler Central wish Kyle a very Happy Birthday!

Sep 15, 2014

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, and 15 Facts About 'Friday Night Lights' You Never Knew

In honor of Kyle Chandler's Birthday this week, this article with pics and videos is a must for FNLs and Kyle Chandler Fans. Even long term, hard core fans might learn a thing or two they didn't know before. I know I did. (Tom Arnold . . . NBC/Direct TV? Who knew?): Thank you, Amazing Grace!!

Sep 3, 2014

Events boost St. David’s Foundation Community Fund

Events boost St. David’s Foundation Community Fund photo
Holly Jackson
Emmy Award-winning actor and movie star Kyle Chandler enjoys one of the recent of the Toast of the Town fundraising events with party host and sponsor Patty Chandler.

Memorable moments were celebrated at the 30th anniversary season of the Toast of the Town fundraising series. Benefiting the St. David’s Foundation Community Fund and chaired by Westbanker Dinah Street, 18 signature soirees were recently held over five weeks in exceptional homes and distinctive venues.

These themed events were conceptualized to be intimate and special experiences. Two parties in particular were attended highly by Westbankers.

“Lights… Camera… and Plenty of Action” was co-hosted by Westbankers Renata Marsilli and Jeff Ashpitz. Held at their cliff-top, Florentine estate in Seven Oaks, more than 75 glamorous glitterati gathered at the silver screen-themed party. In the circular driveway, a red Mercedes sports car and a sleek, black helicopter set the Hollywood scene.

Word of Mouth catered divine delectables on the poolside veranda. University of Texas student and scholarship recipient Juliette Coronado told the audience she “wanted to change lives through healthcare.”

The evening’s highlight featured Emmy Award-winning actor and movie star Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights, Wolf of Wall Street and Argo. He posed for pictures with admirers on the red carpet and mingled throughout the night.

Chandler said he was not a good speaker, but shared his mantra is “I am no better than anyone else, and no one is better than me.” He believes “everyone needs help from time to time.”

“An Austin Vibe” showcased iconic originals of live music, trailer cuisine and renowned art at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. More than 50 partygoers enjoyed a bountiful buffet by Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ and a personalized concert by singer-songwriter Casey McPherson with two Alpha Rev band members. Guests were transfixed on the alternative rock.

UT student and scholarship awardee Amberlee Adams shed tears when telling the crowd she “didn’t think college would be attainable.”

A record-breaking $1.4 million was raised, including two-to-one matching from the St. David’s Foundation.

Proceeds go toward the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund established in memory of the longtime CEO/president whose passion was education. Needs-based scholarships are provided annually to top-ranking, Austin-area high school graduates pursuing health-related careers at Texas colleges and universities. Students are matched with medical mentors who guide this next generation of healthcare professionals.

Since inception in 2005, 285 scholarships have been awarded. This year’s increase of 54 scholarships was given to 28 high school recipients who will receive $7,500 per year for up to eight years of undergrad and graduate studies.